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Cambridge University name crews for the Lightweight Boat Races




Cambridge University Lightweight Boat Race crew. Picture: Peter Minnig (31232185)
Cambridge University Lightweight Boat Race crew. Picture: Peter Minnig (31232185)

Cambridge University have announced the crew that will contest the first Lightweight Women's Boat Race on the Championship Course on the Tideway on Sunday (March 15).

The lightweight men's boat race made the switch from Henley Boat Races last year, and now it is the turn of the Cambridge University Women's Boat Club eight to take on the 6.8km course.

Led by lightweights captain Catherine Walker, they will be aiming to create history on the Championship Course and bounce back from defeat to Oxford in the final race at Henley last year.

The Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club men's first eight will be out to get revenge over Oxford, after a two-and-a-half length defeat last year.

The 37th Women’s Lightweight Boat Race will take place on the Championship Course on the Tideway for the first time on Sunday at 3pm, with the men’s 46th Lightweight Boat Race at 4pm, with Interactive Investor sponsoring the event.

Lightweight women’s Blue boat: Bow Victoria Walker (Caius), Freya Sutcliffe (Jesus), Regan Hamel (St Edmund’s), Miranda Clements (Hughes Hall),Yfke van der Heijden (Girton), Morgan Morrison (Homerton), Florence Alexander (Sidney Sussex), stroke Catherine Walker (Caius), cox Emily Insanally (Fitzwilliam).

Lightweight men’s Blue boat: Bow Luke Andrews (Gonville & Caius), Matt Edge (St Catharine’s), James Crossley (Churchill), Eytan Cortissos (Peterhouse), Daumantas Kavolis (Peterhouse), James Lee (Homerton), Ben Wood (Emmanuel), stroke Teague Smith (Girton), cox Jamie Bailey (St John’s).

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